Bachelor of Social Work - Distance

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  • Objectives
    Social Work and Human Services offers a strong, well-established and integrated program in social work that is professionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. The program is delivered through a combination of flexible approaches to teaching and learning which include supported online learning environments, problem-based teaching, two compulsory on-campus residential schools per year and supervised fieldwork placements. The program's flexibility appeals to students for whom a traditional, onsite program is less preferred or possible. The philosophies of problem-based and experiential learning, which promote life-long and self-managed learning, underpin the program as well as values associated with social justice, empowerment, appreciation of diversity and strong ethical practice. The Bachelor of Social Work program equips graduates to work effectively in many settings by providing them with strong analytical skills, sound knowledge of society, policy and social issues, and a range of advanced and creative skills relevant to working with individuals, families, communities and human service agencies. Demand for social workers within Australian human services continues to grow and CQUniversity graduates are very well regarded within the human services sector.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic - Prerequisites - English (4, SA)
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Social Work
  • Course description

    About Social Sciences

    Social sciences is the scientific study of human society, of both individuals and their relationships within society. Social science studies at CQUniversity include psychology, sociology, social work and welfare studies.

    Learn about human development, including memory and thought, personality, abnormal behaviour, and social and cultural influences on behaviour; methods of social research, community analysis, power and politics, health and medical sociology, and rural sociology; and counselling and community work.

    Career Opportunities

    A wide scope of employment possibilities is available for professional social workers and human service practitioners and employment prospects for graduates are excellent. Social workers are employed in a range of contexts including hospitals and community health centres, disability and mental health services and correctional facilities, Indigenous and cross cultural services, education settings, community-based welfare agencies, community development areas, policy work and private practice.

    Social workers are involved in a diverse range of activities including counselling, child and family work, needs assessment, community development, group work, policy development and implementation, research, management and administration.

    Program Structure

    To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 28 courses/192 units of credit as outlined.

     The following schedule is designed for full-time students who usually enrol in 4 courses per term or 24 units of credit. Part-time students should therefore modify this schedule to suit their own needs. The normal study load for part-time students is 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit per term.

    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 1 - T1
    PSYC11008      Biological Foundations of Psychology
    LAWS11045     Law and Welfare of Society A
    SOCL11055     Introduction to Sociology
    SOWK11012    Introduction to Social Work A

    Year 1 - T2
    LAWS11048      Law and Welfare of Society B
    PSYC11009      Social Foundations of Psychology
    SOCL11056      Australian Society
    SOWK11013     Introduction to Social Work B

    Year 2 - T1
    NURS12128      Drugs in Society
    SOCL19065      Rural Sociology and Social Services
    SOWK11010     Social Work Skills & Methods A
    SOWK19014     Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IIA

    Year 2 - T2
    SOCL19062      Policy Power and Politics
    SOWK11011     Social Work Skills & Methods B
    SOWK12007     Research Methods in Social Work
    SOWK19015     Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IIB

    Year 3 - T1
    SOCL19066      Community Analysis
    SOWK13006     Ethical Social Work Practice
    SOWK13008     Contemporary Social Policy
    SOWK19016     Social Work Theory and Practice IIIA

    Year 3 - T2
    SOWK13002     Field Education and Fieldwork I
    SOWK19017     Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IIIB

    Year 4 - T1
    HRMT11011      Human Resources in Organisations
    SOWK19018     Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IVA

    Year 4 - T2
    SOWK14003     Field Education and Fieldwork II
    SOWK14004     Reconciliation in the Workplace and Community
    SOWK19019     Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IVB

    Students can choose 1 of the following electives to study:

    Course Code     Course Name
    SOWK19024     Practice Frameworks: Child & Family
    SOWK19021     Social Work and Mental Health
    Honours courses

    These courses are undertaken by those students completing the Honours program during Year 4 in lieu of the elective and SOWK14004 Reconciliation in the Workplace and Community.
    Course Code     Course Name
    SOWK19022     Qualitative Research Methods (Honours A)
    SOWK19023     Qualitative Research Methods (Honours B)

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